Melburnin’ June 2012

Max Dominic Piantoni, ‘The Descent of the Dodo 1.4: “The moon can fly but it has no wings!”’ 2011, archival Inkjet Print 80 x 64 cm. Courtesy the artist.

‘Hotel California’ by the Eagles is one of my all-time favourite songs. There are numerous explanations for the lyrics of this 1977 hit, suggesting the song is a metaphor for the American Dream and the hedonistic lifestyle of the music industry during this time. This month I was pleasantly reminded of Hotel California’s haunting (yet brilliant) lyrics, “You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave” when I came across Counihan Gallery’s latest exhibition, First and LastRead more…

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